Bent Arild Mathiesen - Norway

My name is Bent Arild Mathiesen and live way up in the north of Norway in a town called Tromsø. I am 50 years old, married and have 2 kids, 21 and 25 years old. I work as a fuel truck operator at the airport here in Tromsø.
I have tied flies since I was 15. Mainly flies for trout, sea trout, char and grayling. Started in September 2015 tying the classic salmon flies, and have not looked back ever since. I find that so exiting and challenging to do.
The Irish Fly Fair will be my fourh fair and I am really look forward to it. To tie flies among so many great tyers. I really should mention Anders Ståhl who is one of my main mentors and will be tying alongside me at the fair.
I fish almost all year long, mainly for sea trout here in the north. But also for searun char and brown trout. I have not fished for salmon in 10 years, but I intend to start up again with that in the season of 2018.
This will be my 2nd year at the Irish Fly Fair in Galway and i am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new friends. if you are at the show please come and find me for a chat. I am very happy to answer any questions.


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